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The Military Health System (MHS) is an interconnected network of Service Members whose mission is to support the lives and families of those who support our country. Everyday in the MHS advancements are made in the lab, in the field, and here at home. These are just a few articles highlighting those accomplishments that don't always make it to the front page of local papers.

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Kick Butts Day

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3/15/2022
Kick Butts Day

It’s National #KickButtsDay, and it’s time to fight youth tobacco use! Tobacco use leads to health complications at any age, but those under 21 are at serious risk for fatal outcomes. Put a stop to youth tobacco use today.

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April | Tobacco-Free Living

Limb Loss Awareness Month

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3/15/2022
Limb Loss Awareness Month

Major amputations of the lower and upper limbs are among the most life altering and debilitating combat injuries and April is #LimbLossAwarenessMonth

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April | Extremity Trauma and Amputation Center of Excellence

Oral Cancer Awareness Month

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3/15/2022
Oral Cancer Awareness Month

It’s #NationalOralCancerAwarenessMonth. Many of us know the dangers of chewing tobacco, but there are several risk factors when it comes to oral cancer, including poor oral hygiene, unprotected oral sex, or a diet low in fruits and vegetables. Make sure to take care of your oral health this and every month.

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April

Autism Awareness Month

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3/15/2022
Autism Awareness Month

It’s #AutismAwarenessMonth! We can all work to make room for more inclusivity and tolerance with just a little patience, understanding and education.

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April

Gold Star Spouses Day

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3/15/2022
Gold Star Spouses Day

Today is Gold Star Spouses Day, honoring the surviving spouses of those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. May all who bear this title feel the support of a grateful nation today and every day.

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April

National Drug Take Back Day

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3/15/2022
National Drug Take Back Day

Today is #NationalDrugTakeBack - Too often, unused prescription drugs find their way into the wrong hands. Prevent drug addiction and overdose deaths by disposing of your drugs at a collection site near you.

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April | Drug Take Back Program

Sports Eye Safety Month: Eye Injuries

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3/15/2022
Sports Eye Safety Month: Eye Injuries

#DYK? 14.7% of eye injuries occur during sports. Take care of your eyesight and ensure you’re protecting your eyes during strenuous physical activity.

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April | Hearing Center of Excellence | Vision and Hearing Loss Prevention

Army Reserve Birthday

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3/15/2022
Army Reserve Birthday

Happy 114th Birthday to the U.S. Army Reserve! Thank you all for your service and continued devotion.

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April

Public Health Week

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3/15/2022
Public Health Week

Today is #NationalPublicHealthWeek! After experiencing a pandemic first-hand, we can probably all agree public health is a vital concern. Thank you to all those doctors, nurses, and researchers who are working hard towards building bridges to better health!

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April | Public Health

National Military Brats Day

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3/15/2022
National Military Brats Day

Military Brats are children who often have to move schools, towns, and homes for the sake of their parents’ military service. This #NationalMilitaryBratsDay, celebrate your child and honor the sacrifices they make that often go unnoticed.

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April

PSAW 2022

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3/14/2022
PSAW 2022

Every day, patient safety is one of the top priorities for the Defense Health Agency. Patient safety means providing ready, reliable care to service members, veterans, and dependents no matter the circumstances. (Photo: Defense Health Agency)

Eye injury

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3/14/2022
Eye injury

Pvt. Second Class Jagger Dixon, treats an eye injury during Expert Infantryman Badge testing, June 15, 2021, at Fort Polk, Louisiana. (Photo: Army Spc. Kay Edwards, 27th Public Affairs Detachment)

Sterilized Instruments

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3/14/2022
Sterilized Instruments

A quality assurance specialist organizes sterilized instruments to prepare for packaging at the Sterile Processing Department, William Beaumont Army Medical Center in Texas. (Photo: Marcy Sanchez)

Injured by TBI and suffer from insomnia? This USU study could help you catch some ZZZs

Article Around MHS
3/14/2022
Military personnel on a plane

A potential solution for a good night’s sleep for military members struggling with insomnia is currently being studied by the Uniformed Services University’s Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM).

COVID-19 Responses Underscore Importance of Patient Safety

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3/14/2022
Every day, patient safety is one of the top priorities for the Defense Health Agency. Patient safety means providing ready, reliable care to service members, veterans, and dependents no matter the circumstances. (Photo: Defense Health Agency)

Patient safety is a topmost concern of MHS, and Patient Safety Awareness Week 2022 focuses on Ready, Reliable Care.

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Patient Safety | Patient Safety Awareness Week | Coronavirus and the COVID-19 Vaccine | Coronavirus & the MHS Response | Patient Safety Awareness Week
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